Monday, June 29, 2009

Let Freedom Ring BBTB Challenge and Blog Hop


This week at Bitten By the Bug Regina chose the Freedom jumble from Graphically Speaking. I immediately thought of "Let Freedom Ring" and set out to find a bell. The best I could do was the double Bells on the Wedding Cartridge and lo and behold when I cut them at 9" on shadow and scored them where they met I ended up with an almost perfect shaped card. It wasn't exact so I did a little trimming but no welding or nothing. Cool! I of course wanted layers though so I did use Design Studio to position the bells so one was nearly off the mat to get a single bell and trimmed a bit again. Then I repeated that step with a smaller shadow and finally the printed regular cut.


Then I thought wouldn't it be cool if they would ring? (Not audibly of course, but move back and forth). Notice the top layer in this picture has moved.

I punched a hole in the 1st layer, popped it with dimensionals then made a penny sandwich like you do for a spinner card and attached it to the blue layer so it would swing back and forth. Then popped the printed bell on top of that. I welded "let" and "ring" to the Freedom cut and layered it several times as well. (This is a really thick card. LOL) No surprise there, eh?

Embellishments included gold adhesive beads, gingham ribbon and some cool dimensional stars by EK Success. Be sure to stop by BBTB to see what all of my amazingly talented Design Team Sisters have done with this cut and we invite you to play along. As you may know we are also doing our monthly Blog Hop and below is the candy I'm offering this time. It's a mini album complete with embellies and a set of neat epoxy stickers. Please leave a comment and I will pick a random winner on Friday July 3. Now get hopping to my dear and SUPER TALENTED friend SHELLY'S BLOG and prepare to be blown away by her fabulous style and creativity. (She's got goodies too) . Have fun and thanks for participating!







96 comments:

  1. O-M-G!!!! That is FABULOUS. Holy Crap, woman!

    xx S.

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  2. Donna, I love that bell, what a great design, so excited to be part of the team. Hugs

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  3. THAT IS COOL!!
    I love it, it would make a great invite to a 4th of July BBQ
    Jennifer

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  4. Making it "ring" was so clever!

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  5. Your bell is wonderful. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  6. Your card is gorgeous! You must have spent alot of time creating it. Great job!

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  7. Holy Cow, girl....this is absolutely fantastic.

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  8. I absolutely love this bell. What a great idea!!!

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  9. Fantastic card Donna! I just became a follower of your blog.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  10. Stunning Card. I love the detail. Perfect for your upcoming holiday.

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  11. This card really rings of talent. What a super design. Thanks for sharing the details so we can all try it.

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  12. wow that is cool!!! making it ring, super, thanks for share the how to.

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  13. What an awesome card!!! How long did it take you to make it???

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  14. Oh that is brilliant, I love the dimension and the shape. Kim

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  15. wow, this is super amazing and gorgeous! Love it

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  16. Awesome job! This would be nice as a decorative piece at a 4th of July picnic. TFS!!

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  17. WOW girl this is AMAZING!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  18. Wow! I am so impressed with the bell! I love all the embellies too! you are very creative.

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  19. Your bell is so sweet! Super clever how you made it "ring!"

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  20. I was just wondering why I haven't seen any of your posts...That is just about the cutest card I have ever seen... you are so amazing. And so sweet to share with us how to you made it, but if I ever tried to make one I would have a hundred questions on how did you do this and that..LOL.. I so love it.

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  21. OMGosh, this is just too amazing!! Just gorgeous!

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  22. Oh wow! Your bell is incredible... Looks like you put your heart into it! Love it!!! Very creative!!!

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  23. I am having a great time doing the "blog hop" loving your bell I planned to hop back often thanks

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  24. Well, leave it up to you to do a super, fantastic, amazing project for this challenge! Girl, you are too talented !! Thanks so much for the chance at your yummy candy:)

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  25. WOW Amazing card Donna!! Great contribution to the hop. Keep up the great work =)

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  26. You gals are so inspiring! I love the bell idea.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Carmen

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  27. Stunning work.just love it.....

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  28. Outstanding! I'm going to try and make one of these!

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  29. OMG...............................this is beyond awesome...hugs

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  30. Wow - amazing design and execution! Looks like the 4th to me:-)

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  31. Holy Moly!!! Wow. I LOVE that is "rings" ... how super cool is that!!!

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  32. My goodness Donna, you creativity is astounding! This is (of course) gorgeous and I LOVE that you made it "ring"!

    (-: Heidi

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  33. Donna, I don't know how you do it but you are SO fab!!! What a great idea to have the bell "ring"!! I LOVE IT!!!

    Happy 4th and Happy hopping too!
    *hugs*

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  34. I absolutely LOVE this idea! So creative and wonderful!!!!

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  35. what a great card, very creative. i love it.
    thanks
    jennie

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  36. This is one amazing card! The beads were especially a nice touch and the card is unlike any other I have seeN! GREAT JOB!

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  37. Cute card...wow. I love the bell!

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  38. What an ingenious idea. I love your bell, fantastic work
    Anne x

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  39. Oh Donna anothe amazing creation I love the penny slider ideafor the bell and what a stroke of luck with that shadow bell cut! Awesomw work as always!!
    Hugs
    Juliex

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  40. I love your bell, Thanks for the candy!

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  41. This is a masterpiece!!!! Wowza!!!! Truly a beautiful, fabulous card!!!

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  42. Wow, Donna, you are just so darned talented. This is so beautiful!!

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  43. Very talented, love the colors combo.

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  44. I love all the 3D effects. Using a bell was a great idea.

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  45. How creative! This is good enough to display on every patriotic holiday......maybe in a shadow box.
    ~Shari

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  46. I can hear that bell ringing all the way here in New York! How awesome Donna! Great job as always on those layers and the gingham bow is the perfect topper!

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  47. Your card is incredible! You are so clever! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

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  48. now that is probably one of the cutest little albums i've seen!

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  49. Wow!!! Donna, this is just absolutely amazing! You just continue to amaze and astound me!! Fantastic work hon!!! Oh, email me about the Printmaster!
    caudle95@sbcglobal.net
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  50. I love it!! Very creative!!

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  51. Absolutely fantastic card!
    Love your blog.
    and the candy is great.
    Thanks.

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  52. Goodness sakes! That is my favorite project so far! WOW!! I love every little bit of that book!! :)

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  53. nice work, i love blog surfing...

    April

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  54. i love your work. it is all good stuff. just blog hopping

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  55. What an awesome project! Love it!

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  56. OMGosh! This is just incredible, Donna!! WOW!

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  57. a-MA-zing! How creative to make this a shaped card, and so much detail w/ the stars and the bling on the "Freedom". I'm really impressed!!

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  58. Are you kidding me?!! This is so adorable!

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  59. Oh man!I love how your made it move! I have to learn and try that one out!!!!!!!

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  60. Such a different idea - lots of work I bet.
    Great job.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Luv Sandie

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  61. how creative of you! this is so worth the hop alone-inspiration found here is priceless. Thanks for sharing all the tips with us.

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  62. WOW! WOW! WOW! This is awesome and love all the details of this Freedom project. Very inspiring. Thanks for a chance.

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  63. Fantastic!! Love your work. Lovin the blog hop, you are all such wonderful inspiration.

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  64. Awesome as usual Donna! Love it!

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  65. How creative, love your bell...tfs!

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  66. Love the Bells!Thabks for sharing!

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  67. WOW! What a great idea. Your bell card is just DING DONG DARLING. LOL Thanks for sharing.

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  68. I love the dimension on your bell.

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  69. Fantastic. I love the layering.

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  70. What a clever idea! TFS, and for the blog candy as well!

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  71. Well, this certainly makes sense. Freedom with the bell, I love it. It looks awesome...Thanks.

    hugs janis

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  72. Oh my goodness gorgeous creations and gorgeous candy thank you so much for the chance to win. :) Bonnie x

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  73. What a clever way to make the bell ring.

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  74. that is lovely, well done. i like how you got the bell to move, mmm more for me to learn...lol
    xx

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  75. Cute Cute Cute... You have talent!
    Becca

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  76. WOW! The work you put into this card and the creativity! This is a cool idea!

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  77. Love your shaped and 3-D card, really nice work!

    cheers Annie

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  78. Wow! so cute! I love your take with the bell cut! Really fabulous!

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  79. Dimension is the word that comes to mind with your work Donna. You get the most amazing depth and dimension to your creations.
    Fab candy giveaway
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  80. Awesome card! Love that the bell rings.

    Jill

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  81. Wonderful Creations, the Candy is so great.

    Hugs
    Heike

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  82. Wow I love that bell what an awesome idea!!!!!

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  83. this is truly an amazing card! what a great Idea! I love the Americana stuff (my house is done in it) so I love this time of year and all the great things people make thanks for sharing all the wonderful things you do!

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  84. I really like your creativity! Thanks for the option to win blog candy!

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Thanks for making my day!